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February 1, 2010
Healthcare Costs Impact on Your Personal and Bottom Line

Panel included: Trevor Briede a HealthCare Management Consultant who has contributed to the discussion on national healthcare reform, and representatives from the Small Business Development Center, Financial Planning Association of SWFL and the Health Insurance Industry.

  1. Budget for Insurance and Expenses not covered by Insurance:

   2. Buy (or Obtain) Insurance but Research before you do:

    Cover Florida gives Floridians access to more affordable health insurance options.
    Created without tax dollars, it is voluntary for both individuals and employers.
    Through Florida KidCare, the state of Florida offers health insurance for children from birth through age 18, even if one or both parents are working.
    Introduction to Group Health Insurance
    Note: Panelist Mark Vertich is a Resource for Group Health Insurance

   3. Be Prepared for the Worst but Hope for the Best:

    This is a nonprofit, United Way supported organization that helps people deal with debt. They provide financial counseling and educational services for handeling debt. For more information call their toll- free numbr (800) 984- 0977 ot view their website. Ask them about the tyoes of services they offer and if there are fees.
    Website for the Florida Alliance for Information and Referral Services.